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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, episode 8: Kim takes a fall

Kim sings! Kim falls! Kim whines! Kim cries!

Yes, this episode became a Kim Zolciak spectacle. Surely, she wouldn’t consider this one a “snoozefest.”

She hooks up with R&B producer extraordinaire Kandi Burruss, who has turned “Tardy for the Party,” some lame country tune into a hot dance/pop tune. Kandi also made it so Kim only has to sing three notes.

But when Kim arrives at Kandi’s home to record the song, she freaks out. She acts as if she’s about to go skydiving or drive a stock car for the first time at 180 miles an hour. She compares her fear of singing to giving birth. “I’m not wanting to sing,” she tells Kandi.

Um… so why is she doing this? Kandi is a class act, coaxing nervous Kim into the studio and gets her to sing. Kandi then autotunes Kim so she sounds as good as Britney.

Kim (and everyone else) was impressed with Kandi’s re-do of the song. “This superseded my expectations a million percent,” Kim said.

Kim’s singing ambitions are modest: “I want to be a one-hit wonder.” Yes, the next Chumbawumba! Right here!

Kim starts crying when she hears the first mix iwth her voice. She’s so happy she overcame her fears, she said she no longer wants to share the spotlight with NeNe. (The original plan was for them to do a duet.) This seeds a potential conflict at a future episode because NeNe does not know she’s about to be blocked out.

Later, Derek Blanks, the photographer, hosts a party to reveal the “alter ego” photos he shot of the housewives in last week’s episode. All seems great until the strap on Kim’s presumably pricey shoes breaks while she’s on some steps. Kim slips and scrapes up her lower legs and twists her ankle. “My ankle is throbbing,” she wails. “I could cry. My right ankle is in bad bad shape.”

Dwight Eubanks and Gregg Leakes come over and help her into a car, where she gets treated.

“They’re babying her,” NeNe said, with an eye roll.

The photos are revealed. Everybody likes their photos. Kim sees her but then leaves.

“Kim always finds a way to not be part of the group,” Lisa said cattily. “She sees her reveal and breezes out of there. If you don’t like us, don’t be around us.” (Tell that to the producers!)

Notable quotes:

“I have the body of a hot 25 year old and Cliff helps me keep it that way,” Sheree said about her trainer.

“The dress is still fabulous,” Dwight, after Kim falls and messes up her ankle and scrapes up her legs.

“I cannot be attached to wackness,” Kandi said, about bad music before working with Kim.

Previews show Kim getting back with Big Poppa. “I’m not ashamed about dating a married man,” Kim said.

150 comments Add your comment

ATL addict

September 17th, 2009
11:22 pm

Don’t be Tardy For The Party!

The Truth

September 17th, 2009
11:50 pm

Gregg Leakes is a loser. Sheree might have the body of a 25 year old(yeah right), but she is still a known thief with a long criminal record. Tardy for the Party is all smoke and mirrors and is bankrolled by one of Kim’s married suitors. Ladies, could it be your man? She is a fine role model for her young girls by commiting public adultery and I hope Kimberly Najar wises up and take Fat Papi for half of everything he’s got.

teresa

September 17th, 2009
11:54 pm

Why can’t they just fall off the face of the earth…they are all a bunch of self-absorbed morons. They call themselves housewives…really? I retch just thinking about them.

Kristi

September 18th, 2009
12:04 am

Hey teresa? If you’re gonna spew, spew in THIS. ;)

lynne

September 18th, 2009
2:00 am

Enter your comments here
I think Kandi Buress has too much class for those
phoney garden tools!!

eric

September 18th, 2009
2:01 am

Kim is so hot.

Tracy

September 18th, 2009
2:03 am

Kim is a great women, She is no longer with Big Papa he is nothing but a scum bag and I hope Kim Najjar smartens up because he is a nasty man. I am so happy Kim that you are in NYC you looked amazing on the VH1 awards Nene did too. WE LOVE YOU

Char

September 18th, 2009
2:07 am

Housewives of Atlanta is an embarrassment to the women of Atlanta, especially the black women. NeNe(ex-stripper) is trying to present herself as someone with class. I am trying to figure out with her size is she a Man or Transv.? She has no class, and is loud. As far as Kim, I feel sorry for her, because all the other women use her as punching ball. I am not sure she knew what she was getting into, going on televsion with 4 black women. I get tired of Lisa, Sherre, and especially NeNe making fun of that lady. I am African American, and they are a disgrace. I wish they take this Housewife show off.

hollycat

September 18th, 2009
3:10 am

Just want to say that Kandi’s voice is AMAZING!!!

hollycat

September 18th, 2009
3:37 am

In the alter-ego photos…the black and white nude…is that Bre from ANTM Cycle 5? I think it is…

craigs dad

September 18th, 2009
6:54 am

dont nobody go in there for about 20…25 minutes

Nativeson71

September 18th, 2009
7:33 am

Last nights episode was fun! lolz
mmmmm….my ankle…*puff puff puff.
It is silly TV and no more reflects Atlanta any more than the other ‘Housewives’ refect their city.

Real ATL

September 18th, 2009
7:43 am

My comment is for Char, what is wrong with a white women being around 4 black women. As I don’t agree that the show truly represents Atlanta women; I do feel that it is nice for a change that black women can be represented.

Would it be better if white woman dominated the show? I’m not saying that is right either but no need to be intimidated by the cast because they are the majority.

Let’s keep in mind that Kim, is no different than the other women accept she is white and the majority of the cast is black, are we supposed to feel sorry for her.

I guess if it was the other way around, it would be acceptable

Atlanta Suburb Housewife

September 18th, 2009
7:45 am

To Char: this show is NOT an embarrassment to black women or the women of Atlanta. This is an embarrassment to those who participate in the mess. Stop trying to make all black women of Atlanta responsible for their behavior…

eyes

September 18th, 2009
7:55 am

I just do not understand why they make Kim relationship seems to be okay and she has two little girls and showing them its okay to date a married man and have no moral for yourself. We’ll…………….non of them to me have any morals, this show is funny and they are having the frame……………Kim just might get her own show form this, I really wonder what they people who knows all of them personally really think about this show and how they show themselves……………..

JustMe

September 18th, 2009
8:09 am

Khandi, get away from that group as fast as you can, you are much too talented to be caught up in a game cat @ cat….

San

September 18th, 2009
8:09 am

Kim knows she cannot sing. That’s why she was so embarrassed. And that’s why she wanted to do the song with Nene. And now that Kandi has made the song nice. She doesn’t want anyone to share in her spotlight now.

Bob from Dahlonega

September 18th, 2009
8:12 am

I would sleep with all of em

tori

September 18th, 2009
8:19 am

Kim is a complete air head.. lol Bravo needs to find some REAL housewives. Housewives DONT work and You have to be MARRIED to be a WIFE. 2 are married on the show. lmao I think they should really find REAL housewives. .These women arent doing anything out the norm that any other female in Atlanta cant do.. None of the families have just balled out of control on a shopping spree, None of the families have took a luxury vacation like the other cities wives..I mean seriously BRAVO find another cast..

Trina

September 18th, 2009
8:21 am

Khandi, you are a class act. Keep up the good work. Don’t get involved with the cat fights.

tori

September 18th, 2009
8:23 am

Tracy, I saw kim a few days ago in lenox and she had a huge engagement ring on.. Are you sure shes not with him anymore.. Might want to check your source of info..

kendall

September 18th, 2009
8:26 am

Kandi is first class act and NeNe i don’t know whoever mae you out to be this over the top actress but you are far from there.Kim did go over the board last night with the crying and from singing and falling down and having to be carried away and everyone having to come outside.Lisa you should tell Sheree at least you have had a show while everyone is still waiting on her’s to unfold. Sheree is talking about Lisa’s jumpsuit and here she is with yet again no show or class. There is no support from anyone so Kandi don’t let your guards down for you are truely the only CLASS ACT on the show.Stay focus girl do what you do love ya ,Kendall

Why are you watching this ignorant show?

September 18th, 2009
8:29 am

If your watching this show your part of the problem with this city and this country. This stupid buffoonery on TV must end. Send a message to Bravo, STOP WATCHING THIS CRAP!

WatchingHousewives

September 18th, 2009
8:31 am

If Sheree has the body of a 25 year old, we better be checking missing persons reports because it’s someone elses body she has shoved in a closet or something. Sheree certainly does have a good body for a forty year old woman. She should be very proud of that. But c’mon, Her daughter is 25. Saying she has the body of someone her daughter’s age sounds delusional.

Sheree has so much good going for her that it is a shame she cannot enjoy that reality and, instead, has to create a fantasy world where she is the world’s greatest designer, despite never having sold a frock, has no financial problems, despite the foreclosure, and thinks she can pass for 25, when she is clearly 40.

Most people wish for Sheree’s real life. Her kids seem awesome. Her house is lovely. She seems to have some nice friends. So what if she has financial problems. Many people do nowadays. She has a job (Bravo) so she can fix the financial problems.

It’s a shame that Sheree cannot enjoy her wonderful life and, instead, has to create a fantasy life.

Wow!

September 18th, 2009
8:32 am

I love Kandi and have to agree with JustMe, Kandi needs to run away from these women as fast as she can. And is it just me or does Lisa always try to start drama in a very sneaky way. Example; her comments about Sheree not making it to her fashion show. I have to agree with Sheree on this one. My kids take precedence over my friends any day.

Reggie Reg

September 18th, 2009
8:40 am

Watched on TIVO at 3 am..couldn’t sleep. Good episode…at least entertaining. I like Kandii more and more..NeNe, Sheree and Lisa less and less..in that order. Kim is like a prop for the show, and I mostly feel sorry for her, not because they gang up on her, but because she has no clue in life about anything. Ne Ne is an instigator and an agitator. Sheree is fake, delusional and insecure, and Lisa (who I used to like) has shown her not-so-nice side this year and her immense vanity.

Kandii is just a breath of fresh air…down to earth and level headed. I sense no ego with her as all of the other clearly have. She actually has mad talent and creativity. Look what she did with that wack country song.

Take the show for what it is…entertainment and escapism. It doesn’t accurately portray any people I know, and is not a real reflection of true wealth and class in Atlanta.

tori

September 18th, 2009
8:44 am

In the first season, Sheree didnt even claim her 25 year old as her daughter she called her, her assistant. The only two children she even talks about are the two by Bob.. I wonder why???

Eleni

September 18th, 2009
8:51 am

If you go over the Bravo RHoATL season two message board under Episode 7 starting on page 37…they have a lot of links to public records that show what LOSERS the LEAKES are(both NeNe and Greg).
NeNe is an insecure, lying, bully, biotch.
Lisa is an insecure lying, shiot stirrer.
She-Ray is a lying menatally ill, evil she-devil.
Kim lacks self esteem but she is a lot classier than the aforementioned liars.
Khandi is AWESOME.

Chelle

September 18th, 2009
8:57 am

^5 Atlanta Surburb Housewife I totally agree with your comment…For the people actually ‘complaining’ about the show why do you continue to watch it????? I find the show entertaining and actually enjoy wataching it. People can say what they want about them because they could really care less of how anyone feels about them..Have a great day/weekend all

TI

September 18th, 2009
8:59 am

Before the photo unveiling party NeNe said that the “Elite” crowd would be there! Lol. Most of the elite were overweight women from Clayton Co.

RahRah

September 18th, 2009
9:00 am

I have lost interest with these women, they have become so predictable. I just hope they are getting what they need out of their housewives experience before their time is up. They really should drink from the fountain of humility because they sure lack refinement, social graces, empathy and CLASS. Most folks clean up good and because you can put on a designer dress or put a ensemble together doesn’t make you a socialite. I continue to watch but cringe when I see how low these women stoop to hurt the other or put the other down. Well until next weeks dose of envy, jealousy and backbiting-bye, bye.

Why are you watching this ignorant show?

September 18th, 2009
9:01 am

Enter your comments here

CWILLI

September 18th, 2009
9:05 am

OMG!! What would Thursday night be without HWOA? Boring, last night episode was funny and entertaining. Kim I feel l you girl a twisted anklehurts those who haven’t had one shut up!. NeNe I use to be in your corner but his person that has been unleashed I really don’t know who she is, this is not the “NeNe Show” you need to take care of your house before you jump off into someone else house trying to handle thier business handle your own, and can we please get a new hairdo the chopped of hair do you have is enough sista you make enough money to get a new do. Sheree you are spending money on a trainer you need to spend some money on “Hooked on Phonics” your speech is horrible and you need to learn some english words. Lisa it’s okay to make mistakes you need to acknowledge the fact and then move on. Kandi I will say this again run, run while you can. But really thank to all of you ladies I have something to talk about those who blogged today actually feel the same way whether it was negative or postive. “Smooches”

RealDisastersofAtlanta

September 18th, 2009
9:07 am

I saw Big Poppa about two weeks ago driving his brand new drop top Rolls Royce but it looked like his wife was in the car with him, not Kim.

IT DSNT MATTER

September 18th, 2009
9:08 am

AND CHAR ANOTHER THING WHAT PISSES ME OFF IS THAT IF EVERYONE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE ALTER EGO SHOOT KIM WAS THE ONE TO SAY TO NE-NE YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT ME BLACK ARENT YOU NE-NE DIDNT SAY ANTHING ABOUT PAINTING HER BLACK THAT WAS KIMS IDEA SHE SO QUICK TO SAY I AM REALLY A BLACK WOMEN IN A WHITE WOMENS BODY YOU HER ASS DOESNT EVEN WORK INSTEAD OF HIRING A NANNY STAY YOU OLD LOOKIN AS HOME WITH THOSE GROWN ASS KIDS….
SHE IS DEFINITLEY NOT GONNA GET A PASS FROM ME IT IS WHAT IT IS..SHE IS A LOSER BECAUSE WHAT OTHER THING HAS SHE DID SHE SAID THAT SHE IS OR WAS A NURSE BITCH THEN GO TO WORK I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYBODY COMING TO HER DEFENSE SHE IS A GROWN WOMEN SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS GETTING INTO …
AND HOW DARE YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE THIS BITCH IS GOING WITH A MARRIED MAN AND HER GIRLS THAT SHE CARES SO MUCH ABOUT KNOW THIS WHAT THE FU** GIVE ME A BREAK AND HER FAVORITE LINE IS “I AM SO MUCH MORE CLASSIER” YEAH RIGHT IN A DREAMMM….

SHE NEEDS A REALITY CHECK.

Gary

September 18th, 2009
9:18 am

Hey, Kim, I’m married … you can date me. You can call me Big Poppa even.

EC

September 18th, 2009
9:20 am

Hollycat, I thought that same thing, and I think it is Bre.

Mr. Smith

September 18th, 2009
9:28 am

I watch the show just to see the highlights of the local business and places around Atlanta. The rest of the antics and buffoonery exhaust me. Kandi is a breath of fresh air to the show. I like her disposition and she has a big beautiful smile. Of all of the women, I wish her the best of luck. Kudos to Dwight also. I’ll give him credit he puts he tutti fruity self out there.

craigs dad

September 18th, 2009
9:31 am

it dsnt matter need to go back to skool!!

ACE

September 18th, 2009
9:31 am

After watching this crap, I now understand why the rest of the world
hates us. Maybe Bin-Laden is right.

ACE

September 18th, 2009
9:34 am

I liked this show a lot better when it was called “The Special Olympics”

JESICA

September 18th, 2009
9:35 am

Yes it is Bre, Char….lol….youre patheic……so what, wo what stop watching the show…..I can almost bet you that if the show was full of white woman half of the comments wouldn’t be on here…..STOP WATCHING THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!

Big Chief

September 18th, 2009
9:45 am

It’s ENTERTAINMENT people……….. and it’s HILARIOUS! This show IS NOT an embarrassment to the city or women of Atlanta. It’s a SHOW. We know that not EVERYBODY carries on like these people and these people are in every city, both large and small. It’s just a show man…. loosen up.

trouble funk

September 18th, 2009
9:48 am

I really feel sorry for Greg. He’s a nice guy who has taken more crap from us bloggers than anyone & has his business all in the streets. I don’t think he knew what he was getting into.

trouble funk

September 18th, 2009
9:49 am

Kandi, Kandi, Kandi. Um Um good

Ms.T

September 18th, 2009
9:49 am

I really think nene is jealous of Candy and she is always trying to be the one in charge! Lisa is very sneaky, and Sheree is wannabe elite designer and poor Kim is just clueless, she is admitting on national TV she dates married man and she thinks that is a good example for her girls! Kim get your own man and leave other women men alone! Big Pappa is not leaving his wife and that is what all the married men say just to keep doing what they’re doing. Kandi doesnt need to be on this show because she has to much class and I guess they probaly will not want her back next season also because she doesnt keep up drama.

chelley

September 18th, 2009
9:50 am

you guys are funny…..it entertainment …..that’s all………i watch it because it is funny…….if you want to meet some real black women of Atlanta …walkout your door!

To ACE

September 18th, 2009
10:01 am

ACE . . . I’m lmao!!!

smokey

September 18th, 2009
10:02 am

chelley, i know thats right. them biotches is everywhar

Nonya

September 18th, 2009
10:16 am

My heart goes out to NeNe. She’s obviously suffering from some sort of severe mental disorder that has caused her to think she’s a classy & sophisticated socialite. I suggest we lift her up (with assistance, of course) in prayer.